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Thompson-Herah is Back at the Prefontaine Classic in Eugene

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American Sha’Carri Richardson is Also Included in the Line-Up

One of the greatest sprint face-offs went down last year at The Prefontaine Classic. This year, fans are expecting the same to happen on May 28th in the women’s 100 meters.

Out of the nine competitors who participated in 2021, six are set to return this Saturday including champion Elaine Thompson-Herah. The event will be at the Hayward field.

Last year, the 29-year-old showcased one of the strongest seasons ever. She was successful in defending her gold medals in the 100m and 200m. She also became the third person to complete the Olympic sprinting triple when she bagged gold as part of the Jamaican 4x100m relay team.

Her winning of 10.54 seconds was barely 0.05 seconds off the world record. This made her the second fastest woman in the world in the 100m. She finished the season in Zurich where she won the Wanda Diamond League title.

American Sha’Carri Richardson is also included in the line-up. She shocked many last summer when she performed exemplary at the U.S Olympic Trials.

The 22-year-old marked 10.64 seconds in the semi-finals before finally emerging the victor in the finals in 10.86 seconds.

Olympic 100m bronze medalist Shericka Jackson and defending 200m world champion Dina Asher-Smith will meet once again at the Birmingham Diamond League which is one week removed from it.

Asher Smith secured a victory when she clocked 11.11 at Alexander Stadium. She is hoping to win again this year after an injury faulted her in Tokyo.

Marie-Josee Ta Lou who was the 2019 World Championship bronze medalist will participate in her fifth Prefontaine Classic.

Other athletes that will compete this year include; American duo Teahna Daniels and Twanisha Terry, world indoor 60m champion Mujinga Kambundji and Briana Williams who was the 2019 world junior 100m champion.